Did you know that you can even get the morning after pill onsite at a music festival? Just in case you’ve been rocking the tent as it were, and don’t want to spend the rest of your festival worrying, look out for The Medicine Man who will be appearing at seven of the UK’s biggest festivals this year.
Also known as James Powell, The Medicine Man is a mobile pharmacy who stocks ellaOne for any festival-goers who need emergency contraception.
James is passionate about engaging with the young people at these festivals, and views educating them as a way to break down taboos and bust myths about emergency contraception.
“A key role we have is educating people and this is a great way to get pharmacists out of their dispensaries and give a face to the service,” The Medicine Man says. “My staff and I will talk to people and educate them about the products. I love that interaction and I love helping people.”
So, with these unhelpful and untrue myths about emergency contraception busted, we hope that we can wave goodbye to the ‘walk of shame’ and say hello to a ‘stride of pride’ – the confident walk of a woman who takes control over her body, and her morning after.
We’re glad that so many of you coming forward with your #MyMorningAfter stories and agreeing that it is time to stand up and speak out, not be shamed into silence.
This is a story that is only just beginning, and we need your help to keep it going.